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Day in Washington #2 – Hate Crimes

‘Day in Washington’ is where I hope to continue exploration and discussion of various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, that either is or should be addressed by Congress. These short summaries offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study.

Audio File: Day in Washington #2 – Hate Crimes

SHOW NOTES

– Introduction, Date of Podcast

– Hate Crimes and People with Disabilities

– Current Legislation regarding Hate Crimes:

1 . Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1164.IH]
2 . Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Enforcement Act (Introduced in House)[H.R.2217.IH]
3 . Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (Referred to Senate Committee after being Received from House)[H.R.1592.RFS]
4 . Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (Introduced in Senate)[S.1105.IS]
5 . Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Statistics Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.2216.IH]
6 . David’s Law (Introduced in House)[H.R.254.IH]
7. Youth Crime Deterrence Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)[H.R.1806.IH]

– Mailbag: Bizarre things people say

– Disclaimer

Please note that the music on this podcast, Sedona, was provided by 2012 ( http://www.twentytwelverecords.com) and is available at http://www.podsafemusicnetwork.com.

Day in Washington #1

‘Day in Washington’ is where I hope to continue exploration and discussion of various aspects of disability policy.   Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, that either is or should be addressed by Congress.  These short summaries offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study.

Audio File:  Day in Washington #1 – Medicare Waiting Period

 Show Notes…

– Introduction, Date of Podcast

– The Medicare Waiting Period

– Commonwealth Fund Report (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/usr_doc/Hayes_toosickworktoosoonMedicare_1021.pdf?section=4039)

– Rep. Gene Green’s Legislation (http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h154_ih.xml)

– Mailbag:  Bizarre things people say

– Disclaimer

Please note that the music on this podcast, Sedona, was provided by 2012 ( http://www.twentytwelverecords.com) and is available at http://www.podsafemusicnetwork.com.

Something New – Podcasting

One of the most fascinating and soon-to-be time consuming things to come out of this year’s visit to Balticon was the issue of Podcasting.

The term “podcast” is a portmanteau word (see previous post) ; a combination of “iPod” and “broadcast.” It is an audio (or video) digital file that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable mp3 players (like iPods) or computers.  Basically, people subscribe to the podcast and ‘episodes’ are then downloaded automatically to their computer as they become available. 

I thoroughly enjoy blogging, but more than once have lamented the fact that the amount of space available on a web log page for commentary is limited based on the fact that most people aren’t comfortable reading long posts on-screen.  Podcasting seems like an excellent addition for other more detailed subject matter.

It is my hope to start a regular (hopefully weekly) “i on Washington” disability podcast and with the encouragement of CVS supporters (http://www.cvswriters.com) Renee and I also plan a second series to cover in more depth writing advice, comments and interviews; “Unleaded – Fuel for Writers.”  So far, we are in the midst of Tee Morris’ (http://www.teemorris.com) and Evo Terra’s (http://www.sliceofscifi.com/) “Podcasting for Dummies”  (Hey, we met the writers so don’t feel so lame for reading an actual “dummies” book).  And, not one for wasting time, we’re already playing with microphones and testing out scripts.

Just a quick thought from my “Quote of the Day”

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though chequered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

I’m feeling daring today.